Property Summary

Guide Price £475,000

4 Bedrooms 2 Reception Rooms

Branch Details


01388 529579

8 Front Street, Wolsingham, County Durham, DL13 3AA

52, White-le-Head

Well presented and extended semi detached family home • Four bedrooms, master with ensuite facilities • Two reception rooms plus kitchen/diner • Stone built stable block with tack room and trailer port • Private, lawned gardens with bespoke timber constructed Summerhouse to the rear • Full site extending to 1.08 Ha (2.67 Ac) with 40m x 20m all weather riding arena • Attached garage and ample off road parking • Rural, yet accessible location

The Area
The property is situated on the outskirts of the small village of White-Le-Head close by to the larger village of Tantobie which is host to a public house, primary school and village shop. The nearby town of Stanley offers a full range of day to day facilities such as doctors and dentist surgeries and supermarket.

The position of 52 White-le-Head means that it is extremely accessible to Newcastle and Gateshead with the major trunk road (A1M) providing exceptional access both north and south for those wishing to commute or travel further afield. Newcastle offers a national railway link and International Airport and can be reached by car in approximately 20 minutes.

The Property
52 White-le-Head is an impressive semi-detached property situated in a pleasant setting within a rural yet accessible location, ideal for the commuter. The property has been modernised and extended in recent years an offers generous and flexible accommodation throughout, as well as exceptional equestrian facilities to include a stone built stable block with tack room and trailer port, and a 40m x 20m all weather riding arena. The property also benefits from agricultural land, with the whole site extending to approximately 1.08 Ha (2.67 Ac), therefore would be ideally suited to those with equestrian interests.

The main entrance to the property leads into the reception porch, which is laid with solid oak flooring and provides ample space for the storage of coats and boots. The inner hallway is accessed from here and grants access to the remaining accommodation. To the right hand side lies the living room, which is a light and airy room courtesy of the window to the front elevation, as well as high ceilings with central ceiling cornice. The solid oak flooring continues into the living room, which also features a useful under stair cupboard. The focal point to the room is the impressive fireplace which also extends into the sitting room to the rear creating a dual heat source for both reception rooms. The fireplace comprises of a cast iron multi-fuel stove set within an open inglenook with impressive brick surround and stone hearth with wooden mantel over.

The kitchen/diner is situated to the rear of the property and is fitted with a range of Walnut base and wall mounted storage units, topped with Quartz worktops which incorporate a Porcelain one and a half bowl sink with mixer tap and integral drainer unit. Tiled to splashback level, the kitchen is also fitted a range of integral appliances to include full height fridge/freezer, AEG microwave and dishwasher, as well as a Rangemaster range cooker with electric oven and five burner gas hob with matching extractor over. There is ample space for a dining table, whilst the room is completed with tiled flooring and spot lights recessed within the ceiling. The rear porch can be accessed from the kitchen.

The kitchen/diner is also serviced by a useful utility room which benefits from space, power and plumbing for freestanding appliances, as well as further tack storage, a Belfast sink set upon a wooden base unit and low level WC.

The sitting room is also accessed from the kitchen, and is a well presented and versatile reception room benefitting from an impressive fireplace with cast iron stove inset, brick surround and stone hearth which extends into the living room.

Returning to the inner hallway, stairs rise to the first floor landing which also provides access to the boarded loft via a hatch with fold down ladders. The master bedroom is a double of generous proportions, and enjoys a dual aspect to the front and side elevations; the front having a superb view via the Juliette balcony overlooking the property’s land. The master bedroom is completed by impressive ensuite facilities which comprise of a low level WC, wash hand basin set upon a vanity unit and walk in shower cubicle with mains fed shower. Heated via a chrome towel rail, the ensuite is fully tiled and features spot lights recessed within the ceiling.

The second bedroom is situated to the rear of the property and is also a good sized double enjoying views overlooking the garden, whilst the third bedroom is a double to the front of the property and enjoys South East facing views across the adjoining countryside. The fourth bedroom is a generous single and would ideally be suited to a study, whilst also benefitting from a useful storage cupboard.

The family bathroom is fitted with a white suite comprising of low level WC, wash hand basin set upon a pedastal, freestanding roll top bath with shower attachment, and separate ‘D’ shaped shower cubicle with mains fed shower. Heated via a floor standing chrome towel rail, the spot lighting and wooden effect laminate flooring complement the room.

Living Room
4.40m x 5.03m (14' 5" x 16' 6")
Family Room
4.04m x 3.61m (13' 3" x 11' 10")
4.09m x 6.08m (13' 5" x 19' 11")
Master Bedroom
4.63m x 3.25m (15' 2" x 10' 8")
Master Ensuite
Bedroom Two
2.80m x 3.86m (9' 2" x 12' 8")
Bedroom Three
3.00m x 2.89m (9' 10" x 9' 6")
Bedroom Four
3.54m x 2.04m (11' 7" x 6' 8")
To the front of the property there is a patterned concrete driveway providing off road parking, alongside access to the attached garage which also benefits from planning permission to be converted into a sun room, increasing the overall flexibility of the living accommodation. The agricultural land is situated over the service lane to the front of the property, and is separated into two fenced paddocks with the whole site extending to approximately 1.08 Ha (2.67 Ac) in all. The agricultural land also benefits from a mains water supply, as well as a 40m x 20m fenced all weather riding arena with rubber base.
Rear External
To the rear of the property are the pleasant and extensive lawned gardens, which extends to 0.16Ha (0.4Ac) and incorporates a range of mature shrubbery and flowering borders. There is a pleasant patio area sheltered by a wooden pagoda, as well as a further seating area to the front of the impressive timber constructed Summerhouse. The Summerhouse is accessed via French doors, and is a versatile space currently housing a full sized snooker table, seating area with a 120” projector screen and surround sound system, as well as a range of handle less base units topped with contrasting worktops and stainless steel sink inset, therefore ideally suited for entertaining and relaxing.

The stone built stable block is situated to the rear of the property, and comprises of three stables and adjoining tack room, as well as a trailer port. There are also kennelling facilities available with an attached feed room, as well as a separate access to the front of the property leading to the main road and adjoining public bridleway and cycle track, ideal for hacking and walks.
(EPC) EEC next to EIR
This property is currently rated TBC
From Annfield Plain, turn left onto the B6168 and proceed through Catchgate. At the next roundabout, take the second exit signposted for White-le-Head and Tantobie. Proceed for 1/2 a mile on the B6311 and turn right. Follow the road round, passing the entrance to the public bridleway and the property is situated on the right hand side identified by a George F White for sale board.
1. The agricultural land is sold subject to a claw back of 50 years from 8th November 2012 at 75% of any uplift in value. The clawback will be triggered by the sale or grant of planning permission for any use other than agriculture or equine.

2. Approximately 0.25Ac within the agricultural land to the front of the property is unregistered, and not held under the title of the property. Please contact the office for further information.

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